NELCO Completes Cancer Center in Australia


NELCO Worldwide, in collaboration with Gamma Gurus, has completed a new treatment-facility bunker for Northern Beaches Cancer Care Centre in Sydney, Australia. The vault was installed above a garage on the first floor of an existing building where inventive structural support was needed. Using the optimal combination of NELCO’s N-Lock 147, 240 and 288 High-Density Concrete Blocks and a Guardian 25,000 lb (11,300 kg) swing door, the project took five weeks to complete, employing local labor and NELCO’s industry-leading experience and know-how. “The professionalism and expertise NELCO brings to the table is unmatched. It was a pleasure working with such an experienced group,” said Damien Williams of Cancer Care Associates.

The facility houses the brand new Elekta Versa HD machine and began providing treatment in early May 2017. It is NELCO’s third project in Australia and the company’s 3,121st worldwide. “For over 85 years, our mission at NELCO has been to help more people create more memories and we do so every day by making sure every facility, no matter how challenging, is built to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. We call it Safety for Life because protecting the health and safety of employees, customers, and the public is our utmost priority,” added Rick LeBlanc, President and CEO of NELCO Worldwide.

The Northern Beaches Cancer Care Centre is part of Cancer Care Associates, a group committed to the provision of excellence in Cancer Care by providing world-class, state-of-the-art facilities that deliver multi-disciplinary care in a comfortable, nurturing environment. Gamma Gurus is an Australian radiation solutions provider with over 50 combined years of experience in diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, and radioactive material management. NELCO is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of medical shielding solutions.